I cannot understand the meaning of "get the rugs out there" in this sentence.

Hopefully, we should get the rugs out there. That would be awesome for me, so, between all six of you guys, you better catch something.

Context: we are on a yacht and the speaker is the yacht chef talking to the guests on the boat. Basically, he is suggesting that they could go out and catch fish that he then can cook for dinner.

  • It's not an established idiom, so my guess is it's just a literal usage. Where "there" refers to some place where they'll moor up the boat to have lunch on dry land, and he's talking about putting down picnic blankets / rugs / tablecloths on the sand / grass. Have you read any further? Is that in fact what happens later? Commented Feb 17, 2020 at 17:35
  • To clarify, were you personally on this boat? Or is this from a book, film or tv? The context looks very odd. Why would a chef be asking the guests to start fishing? Is it possible that you misheard? Its not a standard idiom.
    – James K
    Commented Feb 17, 2020 at 17:47
  • Hi James! No, it is an episode from a reality show called Below Deck.
    – Denis
    Commented Feb 17, 2020 at 20:39
  • We have no hope of penetrating the meaning of “rugs” intended here unless you can give us more context. (A clip? A transcript?) Commented Feb 18, 2020 at 1:31
  • Yes, the episode is here dailymotion.com/video/x5bym53 (from 19'15'')
    – Denis
    Commented Feb 18, 2020 at 8:13

1 Answer 1


it may have a figuratively and metaphorically meaning:
rug = BrE a large piece of material that you can wrap around yourself, especially when you are travelling (according to Longman Dictionary of Contemporary English)

  • I'm not sure that fits the exact expression, which is "hopefully we can get the rugs out there"
    – James K
    Commented Feb 17, 2020 at 17:49
  • rug is the same in AmE and I have no idea of any idiom like that.
    – Lambie
    Commented Feb 17, 2020 at 18:26
  • There is no way this answer fits. They are using American English in this show and a “rug” as a blanket to keep warm, doesn’t fit the sentence. It’s a yacht on the Caribbean too. Commented Feb 18, 2020 at 1:28

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